Great North Run
Sunday 9 September 2018
The Great North Run, as the name suggests, is great in every sense. It’s an exhilarating and memorable challenge - one that is sure to leave you with a fantastic sense of achievement.
It is, without exception, the world's greatest half marathon as you and almost 60,000 other runners line up in the centre of Newcastle and head out through Gateshead and South Tyneside before arriving - sufficiently pleased with yourself and, quite probably, exhausted - in South Shields.
Our Regional Chaplain Cliff Jackson completed the 2017 Great North Run for MHA in a fantastic 2 hours and 52 seconds. On crossing the finish line, Cliff said: "With the Red Arrows above me and the warm and welcoming Newcastle crowds around me, the run went by quicker than I'd expected. My daughter was there to meet me with a big hug and a warm fleece. Who's going to join me in 2018?"
Join the Best Running Team For Ages and support us on our mission to end loneliness and isolation for older people living across the UK.
To learn more about how your fundraising will help to change lives and connect our older generation in communities that care, please visit our Your Impact page.
The Great North Run starts at Newcastle upon Tyne and finishes in South Shields
Registration fee: £30
Minimum sponsorship: £300
Got your own place? Join Team MHA
If you have your own place in the Great North Run 2018 and would like to join the MHA team please email email@example.com or call 01332 221641 to find out more.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
For more information, please visit the Simplyhealth Great North Run website.
On the day of the run, you will be required to go to the starting point located on the A167 no later than 9.30am in order to reach your starting zone in time. Details of your starting point including which zone you will be in, alongside your wave start time will be provided in your Great North Run Runners Pack.
By fundraising for Best For Ages, you are helping to connect older people in communities that care. Every penny of your donation will go further to reduce loneliness and isolation across the UK as well as funding award-winning music therapy in our dementia care homes. To learn more about our life-enhancing work, please visit the Your Impact page.
£6 could help us deliver a week's Telebuddies service, providing a regular phone call to check on five isolated older people living alone.
£50 could train a volunteer befriender for an isolated older person.
£180 could fund a Music Therapist for a day, working to reduce anxiety in four 1:1 sessions and one group session.
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